ADDITIONAL NOTES: a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION: (from Animal Planet's web site, September 2008) To British wolf expert Shaun Ellis, wolves are not only his work — they're his family. For years, Shaun has been sleeping, eating and living with wolves at the Combe Martin Wildlife Park in Devon, England, successfully infiltrating the pack and becoming its peacemaker. By immersing himself in their social hierarchy, Shaun's ultimate goal is to promote a greater human understanding of wolves while helping to successfully re-integrate wolf populations around the world. Shaun has surrendered himself to the idea that he'd grow old with only the wolves by his side — that is, until Helen Jeffs entered the picture. Helen is Shaun's girlfriend — his "human love." She completely accepts Shaun's peculiar lifestyle and the sacrifices he's made for the wolves. In fact, Helen has as much of a passion for the wolves and Shaun's mission as she does for Shaun himself. For the past three years, she's been volunteering with the wolves, but now for the first time, she'll attempt to be a part of the pack alongside Shaun. In the new Animal Planet series, Living with the Wolfman, Helen, with Shaun's guidance, changes many of her human habits to make living with the wolves possible. She learns to growl, bark and bite her way to authority, holds a strict high-protein/no sugar diet so as not to disturb the wolves' keen sense of smell, and rids her boudoir of all soaps, fragrances and detergents — all to be one with the pack. She even regurgitates cooked liver into the mouths of the wolves in the name of acceptance. But will Helen and Shaun's combined efforts be enough for them to truly be accepted into the wolf pack? Find out this season in Living with the Wolfman.